November 4, 2016

In remarks Friday at the Net Impact Conference, Walmart CEO Doug McMillon outlined a "new roadmap" that will guide the company’s role in society on critical issues during the next several years, and pointed to a “new era of trust and transparency.”

November 3, 2016

The purpose of Kantar Retail’s annual PoweRanking study is to identify the manufacturers and retailers viewed as best in class by their major trading partners.

November 2, 2016

Walmart’s $3.3 billion purchase of e-commerce start-up Jet.com has spurred a shake-up across the retail giant’s digital operations.

November 1, 2016

The Walmart Restorative Justice Initiative is a collaborative partnership between APD, Walmart and CEC that has significantly improved the department’s response to shoplifting offenses.

November 1, 2016

Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices is consolidating its medical device divisions under one umbrella to better serve its hospital customers,  mirroring how  J&J builds upon its relationship with retail giant Walmart, Gary Pruden, J&J’s executive vice president and worldwide chairman for medical devices, told MedCity News Monday. “I have more than a dozen companies in the U.S. for example and in the past, they would all go to the hospital system provider separately. They all have separate P&Ls, they all operate independently, they all go separately,” he said. “We made a conscious decision and actually this year we integrated all the different business into one single P&L and I have one single strategic account management group in the U.S.” (MedCity News)

October 31, 2016

Walmart is testing new technology that could revolutionize the way customers pick up purchases they ordered online.

October 28, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. - Kroger may not be the only retail pharmacy in the hunt for divested Rite Aid stores following the proposed merger between Walgreens Boots Alliance and Rite aid, BNL Finance reported in a blog posted Thursday. In fact, they may not even be a good fit - Walmart in its move toward smaller retail footprints may be a better suitor. "However, I think the sleeping giants that no one is talking about ... are competing pharmacy benefit managers like Express Scripts Holding and Catamaran," wrote Brian Nichols, BNL Finance editor-in-chief. "All of Express Scripts and Catamaran’s competitors are getting stronger in the PBM space, with a combination of retail pharmacies, wholesale and PBM. [So] don’t be surprised if Express Scripts and Catamaran ... make a move to form a retail pharmacy business with 700 Rite Aid stores." (BNL Finance)

October 26, 2016

Walmart, Ria and MoneyGram on Tuesday announced a series of changes to their money transfer services that deliver lower prices, greater convenience and a simplified fee structure for customers.

October 21, 2016

The grant is part of the Walmart Foundation's ongoing commitment to strengthen communities by committing to provide nutrition education to four million people by 2020.

October 19, 2016

With just weeks to go before its annual Industry Issues Summit conference — one of the most highly-anticipated, must-attend events on the drug store industry calendar — Drug Store News has announced another top-tier roster of some of the most talented and creative retail executives in the business for the annual thought-leadership/networking event.

October 19, 2016

Ron Loveless, the first CEO of Sam's Club who grew the retailer for several years before retiring in 1986, has died.

October 17, 2016

The Nov. 14 gala will include a reception, followed by dinner and an awards presentation and a dessert reception. 

October 17, 2016

The shave category is trying to get its groove back, and where sales are up a healthy 10.6% for the 52-week period ended Sept. 4, 2016, as tracked by IRI across multi-outlets.

October 12, 2016

Walmart is upping some managers’ salaries in anticipation of the Department of Labor’s new overtime rule, scheduled to take effect Dec. 1, 2016.

October 12, 2016

Both Walmart and CVS Health recently announced concerted investments in curbside pickup services that attract new customers, engender loyalty and scale supply chain efficiencies.

October 10, 2016

Walmart beat five world records at last year’s single-day health screening event for the most blood pressure, glucose and vision screenings, the most immunizations administered and the most food samples offered.

October 7, 2016

"This company, over time, is going to look like more of an ecommerce company," Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said Thursday at Walmart's annual investor day in Bentonville, Ark., according to a report in Business Insider. Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said Thursday at Walmart's annual investor day that stores will remain vital to Walmart's future, but the company will be cutting back on new store growth and will increase investments in ecommerce. (Business Insider)

October 7, 2016

Walmart has gone into high gear in its fight to challenge Amazon.

October 6, 2016

Walmart is hosting 26 startups to present their ideas as part of the company's Technology Open Call, the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette reported Thursday. The event is being held in conjunction with Friday's Northwest Arkansas Tech Summit and features companies like FreshSpire, a service that notifies participating consumers the availability of discounted produce that's about to expire. "We feel like the way that FreshSpire can really make the most impact is to partner with a global-scale store, and Wal-Mart is the largest retailer in the world," company co-founder Shraddha Rathod, told the Gazette. (Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette)

October 6, 2016

Walmart gave a lackluster profit outlook for next year, and said it will slow new store openings as it invests in remodels and digital initiatives.

October 5, 2016

Last year's health fair at Walmart was a tremendous success, with the company administering more than 300,000 health screenings and delivering more than 50,000 immunizations.

October 4, 2016

Honor will serve as an education center at Walmart, where families can learn more about home care and receive wellness and safety tips for their loved ones.

September 22, 2016

More than 5,000 Americans across the country participated in the online survey, which awards the “Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brand” title to winners in 40 product categories.

September 22, 2016
As the battle between Walmart Canada and Visa over interchange rates rages on, Walmart Stores is making more strategic moves with Chase.